Month: July 2010

Windows Key Manager

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Do you have hidden cached credentials in Windows that may be locking your user account in AD?  Simply run command “rundll32 keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr“.   This will present a GUI for Stored User Names and Passwords for mapped network drives which you need to disconnect.

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Set WinXP to use Microsoft Update

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Ever wanted to know how to modify the Windows Update shortcut (in Windows XP) to use Microsoft Update online (which includes Windows and Office software) instead of Windows Update online (which is only Windows software)?  This is particularly useful if technicians will use the Windows Update process for troubleshooting – it forces them to all use the newer site.  Use the following VBScript to have the WUA client make the changes.  Note that you may need to install a newer WUA version in order for this script to work.

' Script from MSDN
 ' Requires a version of WUA that is installed on the computer is version 7.0.6000 or a later version
 ' More information @ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa826676(VS.85).aspx

Set ServiceManager = CreateObject("Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager")
 ServiceManager.ClientApplicationID = "My App"

'add the Microsoft Update Service, GUID
 Set NewUpdateService = ServiceManager.AddService2("7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d",7,"")

WUA 7.4 Redistributable

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Looking for a downloadable and redistributable version of the Windows Update Agent?  You can get them from the following http://download.windowsupdate.com locations:

WUA x86

WUA x64

WUA Itanium